John Palmer (January 29, 1785 - December 8, 1840) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. He was born in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York. After completing preparatory studies, he graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, studied law, and was admitted to the bar.
John Palmer (born 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian theatre and film director and playwright.
John Spencer Palmer (born September 10, 1935, in Kingsport, Tennessee) is a former news correspondent for NBC News. He worked for the network over the course of 40 years, first from 1962 to 1990; and again from 1994 until his retirement in 2002. During his tenure with NBC News, he held several positions, including correspondent stints in Chicago, Paris, and the Middle East; White House correspondent (1979-1982); news anchor for The Today Show (1982-1989); and anchor for NBC News at Sunrise (1989-1990).